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ABBYY Timeline – An Academic Evaluation

In my academic research in Business Computing, I’ve had the opportunity to test and evaluate various process mining software platforms. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Passau, Germany where my studies centered around process analytics and the capabilities of process mining software. In my research for my Bachelor Thesis, I used ABBYY Timeline and tested six different process mining software platforms with a set of event logs.…

Why You Should Celebrate the Data Privacy Day

It’s Data Privacy Day! Do you treat your data privacy as you treat your home? Do you securely lock the doors to keep strangers out, hide the keys in a safe and secure place and keep your eyes peeled for prying eyes? Well, if you don’t, here are some facts to ponder: We now live in the digital era where our personal data is constantly collected, used, and shared across…

The Tension between GDPR and Blockchain

A potentially problematic challenge for industry and legislators is the apparent tension between privacy rights and the rapid adoption of blockchain-based applications which are expected to reach $10.6 billion in revenue by 2023. There is a school of thought that blockchain is antithetical to and incompatible with safeguarding privacy rights. One of the most notable blockchain skeptics – David Gerard –argues that if “you were silly enough to put personal data into an append-only…

The Impact of AI on the Legal Profession

As some of you might know – but most of you probably don’t – I am the lead author (along with three tremendous co-authors from the law firm of HoganLovells) of a recent article in the Yale Law School Journal of Law and Technology: Lola V. Skadden. Our article looks at the explosive, exponential growth of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) and what the law as a profession along with individual lawyers…

How AI helps organizations meet their digital transformation goals

Having recently re-watched the “Iron Man” movie franchise, I was fascinated again with J.A.R.V.I.S., Tony Stark’s artificially intelligent computer. Imagine the vast amounts of information J.A.R.V.I.S. needs access to in order to fulfill a request or anticipate a need! What if this artificial intelligence technology was deployed within the enterprise today? Many organizations have indeed begun to deploy AI-enabling technologies as part of their digital transformation initiatives, with information capture and process automation…

Document Capture Technology and the Future of Trade Finance

The blockchain’s Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) has reached the point where it is easy for businesses to adopt and embrace. Many international trade finance companies are fast uncovering the value of using the technology as a shared platform for storage, retrieval and accessing business-critical documents. This is not surprising since the very nature of the technology is manifested in the distributed, shared, open ledgers, beholden to no one and verifiable…